Applications for TAMIU First-Year PREP Program Participants Due Feb.
Applications for all participants in Texas A&M International University's
Texas Prefreshmen Engineering Program (TexPREP) are due Friday, February
27. Late applications will be considered on a space available basis.
Now in its 18th year, TexPREP is a free eight-week summer program that
provides high-ability middle and high school students with exposure to
University-level mathematics, engineering, science and technology.
Students currently attending 6th - 10th grade in Jim Hogg, Webb, and
Zapata counties are invited to apply for admission to the free program.
TexPREP is open to both male and female applicants of any race or national
Applications are available from the TAMIU Office of Special Programs,
located in the Student Center Room 118. First year applications have been
mailed to middle and high school counselors and math and science teachers.
First, second, third and fourth year applications are also available online
To be considered for the program, first-year participants must submit
a completed application, a supplemental information form, a 100 - 200
word essay explaining the student's desire to participate in the program,
two nomination forms or letters of recommendation from mathematics or
science teachers, latest official school transcript and grade report,
and a grade point average computation provided by the applicant's school
The summer program is scheduled to operate at the University's main
campus weekdays, Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday - Friday
8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., from June 7 to July 30. Courses include Logic, Introduction
to Engineering, Introduction to Computer Science, Topics in Problem Solving,
Research and Study, and Career Opportunities Awareness.
The program is free, with lunch provided, but participants must provide
their own school supplies such as notebooks, paper, pencils, and computer
diskettes. Participants may also need to provide some field trip expenses,
if any are scheduled.
The University's TexPREP Program is under the direction of Dr. Julio
F. Madrigal, director of the Office of Special Programs.
For more information on the University's TexPREP Program, please contact
the Office of Special Programs at 326-2700, Dr. Madrigal at 326-2 720
or Sergio Barragán, Program Coordinator at 326-2702.
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